Tag Archives: Nature

Nature provides and other words of wisdom…

Years ago I met a cultural anthropologist and “new age” teacher named Angeles Arrien. Small, earthy, and whimsical, Arrien felt familiar to me like a beloved aunt, and I found the combination in her of scholar, Basque heritage, creativity and … Continue reading

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stay soft

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe … Continue reading

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Paix et d’espoir (Of peace and hope)

“Today we’re dumping 70 million tons of global-warming pollution into the environment, and tomorrow we will dump more, and there is no effective worldwide response. Until we start sharply reducing global-warming pollution, I feel that I have failed.” – Al … Continue reading

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Lumières d’étoiles, maison du futur?

“Without followers, evil cannot spread.” – SPOCK, Star Trek ‘And The Children Shall Lead’ “Beam me up Scotty. There’s no intelligent life here.” – SPOCK * Lumières d‘étoiles, maison du futur? In another world kepler-452b? Or perhaps one of the … Continue reading

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I believe his name is Pablo

“Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns, do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior, that they are so united to creative people.” – Andre Norton “I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by … Continue reading

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Petit Chouette / Little Owl – poem

“Can grave and formal pass for wise, when Men the solemn Owl despise.”  – Benjamin Franklin “He respects Owl, because you can’t help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn’t spell it right.” – A.A. Milne Petit … Continue reading

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L’esprit se éveille – the spirit wakens

“Spring is nature’s way of saying ‘Let’s party!”       –  Robin Williams  “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.”   –  Pablo Neruda “Spring has returned. The earth is like a child … Continue reading

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WE ALONE: by ALICE WALKER

Alice Walker is an American Poet/Author. Born to slaves in Georgia she now resides in Northern California. She has said that  “My poems – even the happy ones – emerge from an accumulation of sadness, when she stands again in … Continue reading

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Thigh-high

  “It’s not just a question of conquering a summit previously unknown, but of tracing, step by step, a new pathway to it.” – Gustav Mahler “Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a … Continue reading

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La flâneuse

“The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that does not require his attention.”    – Flannery O’Conner   “Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music … Continue reading

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